Most people reading this guide will have a LinkedIn profile, but it has probably laid dormant for years or whenever you last changed employment. You’re missing out on opportunities by being inactive.
Today, we will teach you the daily LinkedIn tasks you must complete to be seen by recruiters, hiring managers, and employers.
LinkedIn is more than a digital resume – it’s a networking powerhouse when used correctly. The platform might seem overwhelming for beginners, but a daily routine can make all the difference.
Before we get into the LinkedIn daily tasks, make sure you complete this next task first to set your profile up for success.
Update Your Profile Picture and Headline
Your profile picture and headline are the first things people see. Make sure your picture is professional and high-quality. Your headline should not just be your job title; it should encapsulate what you do and are passionate about.
For example, instead of “Customer Support Specialist,” try “Helping Companies Grow Through Providing Excellent Customer Support.”
Post Valuable Content
Time Required: 15-20 minutes
Content is king, even on LinkedIn. Aim to post something valuable every day. You could write a short post sharing experiences in your role or industry.
Post a few comments on news in your industry or even a motivational quote that resonates with your work.
The key is to provide value and insight. Use relevant hashtags to increase visibility, but don’t overdo it—two or three are enough.
Engage with Your Network
Time Required: 10-15 minutes
Scroll through your feed and engage with posts from your connections. A ‘like’ is good, but a thoughtful comment is better. Being active keeps you on the radar of your existing network and exposes you to their connections.
Remember, engagement is a two-way street; the more you interact with others, the more likely they will return the favor.
Send Personalized Connection Requests
Time Required: 15 minutes
Don’t just hit the ‘Connect’ button; add a personal message explaining why you want to connect; get creative. Aim to send out at least 5-10 personalized connection requests daily. Target people in your industry or individuals who work at companies you’re interested in.
A good rule of thumb is to mention something specific from their profile that caught your eye or how you think you can mutually benefit from being connected. Be a human, not a bot, so be personal and polite.
Check Job Listings and Company Pages
Time Required: 10 minutes
LinkedIn is a goldmine for job opportunities. Spend some time each day browsing through job listings that align with your career goals.
Don’t just look at the ‘Jobs’ section; visit company pages to see if they’ve posted any new roles. If you find something interesting, don’t hesitate to apply or contact current employees for insights.
Endorse and Request Endorsements
Time Required: 5 minutes
Endorsements add credibility to your skills. Please take a few minutes to endorse your connections for skills you know they excel in. You will find that this often prompts them to return the favor.
However, for more weighty endorsements, like written recommendations, it’s better to send a personalized request explaining why you’re asking for one.
Potential employers and recruiters will see your endorsements, so take the time to reach out to previous colleagues and managers.
Monitor and Respond
Time Required: 5-10 minutes
Check your notifications and messages at least once a day. If someone has engaged with your posts or accepted your connection request, take a moment to thank them or initiate a conversation – it keeps the networking loop active and can lead to more meaningful interactions.
Review and Revise
Time Required: 5 minutes
Take a few minutes to review your activities. Did you get any new views or connection requests? Did your post get the engagement you hoped for? Use this data to refine your strategy for the next day.
By dedicating just an hour or so each day to these LinkedIn daily tasks, you’ll build a presence that makes you more visible and appealing to recruiters and potential employers. It’s not about how much time you spend on the platform but how wisely you use it.